Meet the growing demand for project leaders with the Master of Business Administration in Project Management from Southern New Hampshire University. Become proficient in the latest technology used by Fortune 500 companies as well as small- to mid-size businesses. Learn what it takes to plan, monitor, measure and adapt a project from start to finish. Gain the business training and knowledge needed to advance within your career or impress potential employers.
SNHU's MBA in Project Management, which is taught during the day on our campus in Manchester, is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. The coursework introduces you to an increasingly popular profession as more companies move to project team-based business models. Particularly helpful for professionals in industries such as construction, IT development, manufacturing and consulting, the Project Management MBA provides a foundation for a successful career in this growing field.
SNHU is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Project managers are increasingly turning to R.E.P.s for certification training and maintenance. PMI is the world's largest project management member association, representing more than 650,000 practitioners worldwide. Students must take the QSO 645 Project Management for Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification course in order to satisfy the educational requirement needed to take the PMP exam. Additional requirements that must be satisfied to sit the PMP exam can be found on the Project Management Institute website.
Whether earning a degree to continue your education or to enhance your professional credentials, completing an MBA in Project Management from SNHU can give you the foundation you need to capitalize on the growing demand in the market for qualified, proven project managers. Taught by professors with many years of business experience, the MBA in Project Management program combines theory with practical application, so you leave with a set of tools that compliment today's tech-intensive workplace.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MBA in Project Management at SNHU include:
SNHU requires an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 (or equivalent) for admission. If you are an international student in need of a visa to study on campus, please see our international admissions requirements.
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our three 16-week graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within two weeks of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply complete our online application form.
Employees with a master's degree earn 18% more on average than those with only a bachelor's degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.
An MBA in Project Management degree can help you compete for the growing number of project management positions in a variety of industries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, information technology project managers and construction project managers are expected to grow faster than average employment growth. Management, scientific and technical consulting services is projected to be the fastest growing industry over the next decade.
The strong foundation of SNHU's MBA prepares you to apply your project management skills to the industry of your choice and provides you the professional flexibility to move across industries. While the list of industries in need of professionals with a graduate degree in project management varies, the types of job titles you might expect to find include:
The project management classes that make up the MBA Project Management program focus on how to lead a project from start to finish. From defining the scope of the project and developing a timeline to identifying costs and resources, you'll learn about the processes and strategies for successfully hitting the goals of any big project.
Students with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses. For students seeking PMI certification, you must take the QSO 645 Project Management for PMP Certification course in order to satisfy the educational requirement needed to take the PMP exam. MBA students can also pursue a graduate certificate beyond the standard degree program, which allows you to list another significant credential on your resume with minimal additional coursework (typically at a reduced credit load, depending on the electives selected).
This course includes the study of concepts, tools, and practices of project management. The course adopts a managerial process approach to Project Management, which consists of initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the project. Major topics will include project scope, project time, project cost, project quality, project risk, project resources, project communications and how to be an effective project manager. Cases are utilized to integrate the learning in the course and provide decision- making experience for the student.
Project management is a core skill in today's fast-moving business environment. Project managers are required to manage complex, time- pressured projects and programs using advanced tools and techniques for maximum effect. Through this course, the students will learn advanced methods to initiate, plan and control projects. They will gain experience planning complex projects using both manual and PC-based tools.
Total Credits: 36
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